Dads are some of the toughest people to shop for. According to a study commissioned by ipostparcles, a British division of the package delivery service DHL, people spend more time agonizing over finding the perfect gift for their mom or dad than just about anyone else on their holiday gift list. And a 2006 study by the American…
Most non-Arizonans are surprised to learn that Phoenix is the fifth-largest city in the United States, behind only New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. It’s fair to ask how such a massive – and growing – settlement sprang up in a parched, sun-baked valley near the northern fringes of the Sonoran Desert. Once you…
Tucson is an interesting place. Its 520,000 city-proper inhabitants and 1 million metro area denizens more than secure its status as Arizona’s second-largest city and metro. It sprawls across hundreds of square miles between two mountain ranges and some isolated peaks. It’s home to the main campus of the University of Arizona, one of the…
If the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, why do you feel so stressed out? The combination of managing family expectations, getting the perfect gift for everyone, and not blowing your holiday budget can all lead to higher-than-average stress levels. But even if you can’t enjoy a perfectly peaceful holiday season, there…
The end-of-year shopping season is upon us. Black Friday and Cyber Monday — North America’s two biggest retail holidays — are nigh. There’s just one item of business before you finalize your holiday gift list: making sure you have a suitably festive spending aid. If you have good credit and you’re confident in your ability to use revolving…
The silver bells of the holiday season can certainly take their toll on your wallet. In a November 2019 Gallup poll, Americans said they expected to spend an average of $942 on holiday gifts. A record-breaking 37% of respondents said they would spend $1,000 or more. And the spending doesn’t stop with gifts. The holidays…
Suppose you’ve just accepted a new job in another state, and there are two nearby areas where you could live. The first is a nice-looking suburb with well-kept houses and neat green lawns. But it’s in the middle of nowhere. There’s nothing within walking distance, not even a post office. To do any shopping, even…
The silver bells of the holiday season can certainly take their toll on your wallet. In a November 2019 Gallup poll, Americans said they expected to spend an average of $942 on holiday gifts. A record-breaking 37% of respondents said they would spend $1,000 or more. And the spending doesn’t stop with gifts. The holidays…
Every year, you have the chance to choose another health insurance plan for yourself and your family. And every year, you probably notice your premiums have increased or decreased. But why? And why do some plans cost much more than others? Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — otherwise known as Obamacare — went into effect,…
Choosing a health insurance plan is challenging. But choosing the right health insurance plan is downright stressful, especially since health insurance isn’t cheap. It’s tempting to go without it, but if you face an emergency or chronic diagnosis, you’ll probably wish you had opted to pay the premium. But with so many options to choose from,…